From the collaborative minds of Sitka x CaseXX, the duo introduces a co-brand utility knife custom designed for backroad lifestyling. Inspired by the wandering day workers of America’s Great Depression, The Hobo Knife features essential tools of the trade with removable knife, spoon and fork (with built-in bottle opener) sections. Delivered in a compact 4″ release, the foldable cutlery boasts original Sitka ‘Hoboglyph’ engravings on both it’s solid oak handles and steel blade. The Hobo Knife collab ($120 CAD) is available at Sitka flagships and online after the jump.
Flush with the brand’s reverence for it’s natural and urban worlds, Sitka’s latest film project ‘Into the Thicket’ chronicles the journey of a few skateboarders’ treck into the forests of Vancouver Island to skate a ramp constructed using the surrounding environment. Starring team riders Chris Haslam, Todd Myers and Mat Howell. Full length video drops January 2013, stay tuned for premier dates.
Taking the creative reigns for Sitka’s latest signature skateboard release, Canadian artist Jesse Williams delivers a 3 board animal series for the Vancouver based lifestyle brand. Pressed by Folk Skateboards, the capsule includes an a jazzercise fox, lumberjack beaver and fish-ready grizzly. Available exclusively at Sitka flagships, each Jesse Williams animal deck retails at $40 CAD. Check out Sitka’s start to finish video with team rider Fabian Merino below.Sitka, Skateboard
Expanding on the brand’s pre-existing surfboard range, Sitka introduces two pro models into it’s growing production lineup. Shaped to the exacting specifications of team riders Noah Cohen and Peter Devries, both custom designed sleds have been fine tuned to each surfer’s unique riding style. Developed for smaller and flatter days, Cohen’s “Hatchet” model rides two inches shorter and half an inch wider than a standard shortboard – allowing for added speed through the flats, with rails designed to handle steeper and more powerful wave faces. Created with contrasting specs, Dervie’s “Pocket Knife” model delivers a thinned out high performance shortboard – built for the aggressive airs, tubes and turns he’s become known for. Available direct at Sitka Flagship stores and for order at the same, both boards are offered in polyurethane ($599 CAD) or XTR epoxy ($699 CAD). Check out “Tricks of the Trade” parts I and II below for full video intros on each board.
Action outfitter, Sitka, and skateboard lifestyle magazine, Color, team up to introduce the first collaborative collection between the two Canadian based brands. Co-designed by the magazine’s founder, Alessandro Grison, the limited release aims to reflect the creative energies surrounding Color’s contemporary skate culture and it’s community of unique innovators. Including six distinct pieces, the line features a cotton flannel button-down with work wear chest pocket and sleeve adjust ($85 USD), lightweight Canadian military jacket touting four front-facing cargo pockets ($145 USD), slim fitting black denim pants ($200 USD), 420gsm crew neck with front and back leather detailing ($85 USD), handmade Love Jules leather skate sling/camera strap ($80 USD), and a saddle stitched notebook pack ($15 USD). Watch for the line to drop February 2013 at Sitka’s three flagship stores, select retailers and sitka.ca. Photos of the capsule collection below, shot by Scott Pommier.Color Magazine, Sitka
Wilderness-fashion label Sitka hooked up with professional skateboarder and team rider, Chris Haslam, to introduce The Dirty Mountain Collection. Designed for Haslam’s unique nomadic style, the inspired line features a raw denim button down, classic demin vest, cutoff shorts, 220 gsm workwear-weight cotton tees/henleys, and a 100% biodegradable, all purpose bar soap, handmade to Haslam’s mountain man specifications by artisan soap-haus Saltspring Soapworks. Available at sitka.ca and at select retailers.Sitka
Born on the Canadian shores of Victoria, British Columbia, Sitka has grown from a humble garage shaping room into an international action lifestyle brand, to include men’s and women’s clothing lines, accessory lines, skateboards and a full quiver of custom surfboards. Rooted in the natural world surrounding the brand’s core values, Sitka’s latest Spring 13 Close to Home Collection reflects classic Canadian work wear and 70′s inspired surf grunge constructed from premium cottons, tanned leathers and hearty quality wools. Above, check out the 2:25 Spring 13 video lookbook, journeying from cold water surf sessions to deep mountain fly fishing trips in a classic Ford Bronco. Full collection available at retail and online in coming months.lookbook, Sitka